Show or Hide Files and Folder Previews on Windows 7

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Imado, Eng, Jen M

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    As you can see I have a folder here on my desktop named VisiHow and if I hover my mouse cursor over it, you can see the popup preview that shows me the date of creation, size, folders and files
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    If you do not want this to happened or if it does not happen and you want it too, then you can change the settings
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    To change the settings, you need to click on Start menu.
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    Then access the Control Panel
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    From the Control Panel, you need to click on Appearance and Personalization
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    Then go and click on the Folder Options
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    In the Folder Options Tap on View
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    Then you need to scroll all the way down here and you need to locate Show Popup description for Folder and Desktop items
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    Now in case if you want to show it, just leave it ticked, or if you want to hide it you need to untick it, and press OK
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    You are free to close the Control Panel
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    If I hover my mouse over the folder now, nothing will pop up
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to show or hide popup previews for files and folders on Windows 7 computers
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    Thank you for watching VisiHow, if you have any other comments or questions please leave them in the comment section below.
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Recent edits by: Eng, Imado, Lukward Thomason

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